Diagnosing Transmission Noise
Noticing a transmission noise while driving can cause enough of a worry to lead you to immediately head to a garage. However, if you are aware of the types of problems that can arise with the transmission, you will find it easier to determine what repair work is required.
Transmission problems can arise when the gears that are used within the workings of it have become worn or defective. The mounting of the gears also needs to be correct to ensure that it works smoothly. Noise can result if this is not the case. In the event that any of the components of the transmission have come loose, an unusual noise can result from them rolling around and knocking other parts of the car.
The manner in which the transmission is attached to the vehicle must be considered to ensure that it is securely in place. Loose fasteners can not only result in noise by the entire transmission rattling, but also by the rattle of the fasteners themselves.
Transmission fluid is essential for the correct working of the component. When the level reduces or it becomes contaminated, transmission noise can be the result. This problem is easily rectified by draining and/or replacing the fluid.
The transmission troubleshooting process should include consideration of the filter. The filter is the part of the system that helps to keep the transmission fluid free from debris. When this becomes clogged up, transmission noise can result when the fluid cannot flow through it properly.